Grateful Dead Live at Community War Memorial Auditorium on 1978-11-21
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
AUD>MC>DAT>CDR; Seeded to Etree by T. Wiley
- 2004-04-05 15:51:09
- Rochester, NY
- Audience Recording
- Taped by
- Transferred by
Subject: On the bus
I was a casual deadhead.
Rode in on a magic bus from UBuffalo.
I thought it appropriate they opened with Promised Land.
Loved Dire Wolf (had never heard it), Cassidy (same), and Jack Straw (same).
After the set ended I said, “what a great show!”.
A guy a few rows in front of me says, “bro, there’s another set and it’s even longer”.
I couldn’t believe it.
I’ve been on the bus ever since.
Subject: Thanksgiving Break in Upstate NY!!!
Subject: silly trivia
Subject: Best Late Truckin'
Subject: Great memory
Subject: Great show
Subject: Estimated solo
Nice tempo on most of the songs.
Probably was a pleasant, upstate NY, late fall evening with the Good 'ol Grateful Dead.
Recording is OK. The SDBDs are a bit rough too, lots of patches. But overall enjoybale
Subject: right on
Subject: Tha ole' Rochester vibe
Subject: Wow...some truely inspired moments here.
I think CASSIDY is the first hint here that they had it goin' on this night.
The JACK STRAW doesn't dissapoint either. Weir blows half a line but quickly recovers. The jam is solid- Jerry starts skimmin' stones around the 4:00 mark and they mash it up all the way. The final verse doesn't come right off the jam but that only gives Mickey/Bill a couple of beats to smash the high hats.
DEAL is rock & roll- you got your money's worth on this one but personally not fond of Donna doing her church lady notes on this one. I think Nashville '78 holds the record for "Don't cha let that Deal go down" though.
Love the ROW JIMMY. Seems like a long one...some noodling w/ Weir learning slide(and Jerry bailing him out) but I don't think there are any verse flubs and Donna is smooth and soothing alongside Jerry's vocals. Love the patina on Jerry's vocals on ROW from '78, etc. compared to the cleaner '73's, etc. myself.
LOSER is cut here. Too bad- I always thought of that one as a "tell" song to see if Jerry was inspired that night. Probably was a good one.
TRUCKIN'is the other inspired song here. We've all heard this song a zillion times so I'll tell ya it's worth it here. My personal fave has always been Binghampton '77 but Jerry is off and runnin' here around the 6:00 mark. Lookout! Jerry is a'howlin' and a'screamin'! They lay this one down instead of pound it out, but those 90+ seconds from the 8 min mark sound like a lifetime. Nice show.
Subject: No doors...perception
to that old hockey joint, the glass doors were
hanging by the hinges and there was no one there
to take our tickets.
I agree with Vince325, this show was smokin',
Jerry was flying on most every tune, and the
Truckin is very powerful.The show is a five, but the recording lacks.
Subject: All of My Friends...
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